Explanation It is important that disaster recovery identify alternative

Explanation it is important that disaster recovery

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Explanation: It is important that disaster recovery identify alternative processes that can be put in place while the system is not available. Area: 5 359. The MAIN purpose for periodically testing off-site hardware back-up facilities is to: The correct answer is: C. ensure the continued compatibility of the contingency facilities. Explanation: The main purpose of off-site hardware testing is to ensure the continued compatibility of the contingency facilities. Specific software tools are available to ensure the ongoing integrity of the database. Contingency plans should not be eliminated and program and system documentation should be continuously reviewed for currency. Area: 5 360. During a business continuity planning review, the IS auditor discovered that software back-up is being kept only by the IT department and that senior
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management is not aware of where back-ups are being kept. Which of the following recommendations is an IS auditor LEAST likely to make? The correct answer is: A. Validations in the application software should be made to prevent unauthorized access to data. Explanation: Validations are a measure of security and are not directly related to business continuity planning in the above case. The other recommendations are important steps to be taken by the company for having an effective business continuity plan. Area: 5 361. A large chain of shops with electronic funds transfer (EFT) at point-of-sale devices has a central communications processor for connecting with the banking network. Which of the following is the BEST disaster recovery plan for the communications processor? The correct answer is: D. Alternative standby processor at another network node Explanation: Having an alternative standby processor at another network node would be the best. The unavailability of the central communications processor would disrupt all access to the banking network resulting in the disruption of operations for all of the shops. This could be caused by failure of equipment, power or communications. Off-site storage of back- ups would not help since EFT tends to be an online process and off-site storage will not replace the dysfunctional processor. The provision of an alternate processor on-site would be fine if it were an equipment problem, but would not help if the outage were caused by power etc. Installation of duplex communication links would be most appropriate if it were only the communication link that were to fail. Area: 5
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